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BACKGROUND The use of oral corticosteroids (CS) is one of the most common causes of iatrogenic osteoporosis. Recently, therapeutic guidelines dealing with the skeletal complication of CS have been published. OBJECTIVE To evaluate how CS are used in the community and the frequency of active intervention against corticosteroid induced osteoporosis in daily(More)
Steroids cause osteoporosis We read with great interest the article by Gudbjornsson and colleagues and concur with the accompanying leader by Dr Paget on the issue of corticosteroid associated osteoporosis. 1 2 Osteoporosis is a major public health problem, associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and is estimated to cost £614 million annually(More)
OBJECTIVE The use of oral corticosteroids is one of the most common causes of iatrogenic osteoporosis. Recently, therapeutic guidelines dealing with the skeletal complication of corticosteroids have been published. Therefore, it is of interest to evaluate indication for long-term therapy with corticosteroids and the frequency of active intervention against(More)
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